This winter we seem to be spending more on feeding birds than we do on ourselves.  The numbers of birds on the feeders has been amazing, often ten to twenty on each nut feeder in the front garden and almost as many on the smaller ones by the sitting room window.

The vast majority of these are tits (no sniggering at the back!); be they blue, great, coal, willow or long tailed.  Often there’s a nuthatch or two and the occasional woodpecker, but the last few days there’s been a new visitor, and Natalie put her wonderful new camera to use.

Goldfinch going for the nuts

Goldfinch going for the nuts

Goldfinch, blue and coal tits

Goldfinch, blue and coal tits